We know a plant is still alive when we observe visible changes to it from time to time. Perhaps a new bloom, a new leaf, or it’s an inch or two taller. Its changes are a sign of growth, and its growth is a sign of life. Usually, a plant that’s no longer changing, i.e. growing, is most likely dead.
This quote, by Gail Sheehy, reminds us that the same is true in our lives. Meanwhile, we are reminded to embrace positive change.
Like the plant, if we’re not changing, we’re not growing. And if we’re not growing, we aren’t really living.
When it comes to change, it’s already happening whether we want it to or not. Each day, we (hopefully) learn something new, there’s a possible change in our skillsets, a change in our health and well-being, or a change in our relationships. So the key question is: are we experiencing as well as seeking positive changes that allow us to grow and blossom–and, thereby, really live? Or are we withering away by seeking negative change or avoiding change altogether?